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DOHNG - Israel and Beyond

Israel holds a unique place in the Middle East. With sacred sites central to three of humanity's major religions, you could spend a lifetime exploring its wonders of history and culture. Look over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, stay at the Sea of Galilee, walk the ruins at Capernaum, and eat lunch at the home of a Palestinian family. Make your own pilgrimage to this beloved and complex place.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Old Jerusalem Dual-Narrative Walking Tour, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Lecture with Local Expert, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Bethlehem Walking Tour, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Palestinian Family Meal, Jerusalem
Arrival transfer
Entrance to Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial)
Visit the Israel Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls
Tour Bethlehem
Visit a Palestinian refugee community
Guided visit to Masada
Explore the Sea of Galilee area including Capernaum and Nazareth
Kibbutz tour
Visit Haifa, Caesarea Maritima, and Jaffa
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
8
Price From
AUD $2,999
Start Location
Jerusalem, Israel
End Location
Tel Aviv, Israel
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 Sep 201830 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
30 Sep 201807 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
07 Oct 201814 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
14 Oct 201821 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
21 Oct 201828 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
04 Nov 201811 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
11 Nov 201818 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
25 Nov 201802 Dec 20186AUD $3,029
09 Dec 201816 Dec 20186AUD $3,029
16 Dec 201823 Dec 20183AUD $3,029
23 Dec 201830 Dec 201811AUD $3,029
06 Jan 201913 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
20 Jan 201927 Jan 201912AUD $2,999
03 Feb 201910 Feb 201913AUD $2,999
17 Feb 201924 Feb 20198AUD $2,999
24 Feb 201903 Mar 201916AUD $2,999
03 Mar 201910 Mar 20195AUD $3,239
17 Mar 201924 Mar 20191AUD $3,239
31 Mar 201907 Apr 201910AUD $3,239
07 Apr 201914 Apr 20195AUD $3,239
14 Apr 201921 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
21 Apr 201928 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
28 Apr 201905 May 201911AUD $3,239
05 May 201912 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
12 May 201919 May 20193AUD $3,239
19 May 201926 May 201911AUD $3,239
26 May 201902 Jun 20198AUD $3,239
09 Jun 201916 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
16 Jun 201923 Jun 201916AUD $3,119
23 Jun 201930 Jun 201916AUD $3,119
07 Jul 201914 Jul 201915AUD $3,119
21 Jul 201928 Jul 201916AUD $3,119
04 Aug 201911 Aug 201915AUD $2,999
18 Aug 201925 Aug 201916AUD $2,999
01 Sep 201908 Sep 201912AUD $2,999
08 Sep 201915 Sep 201914AUD $2,999
15 Sep 201922 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
22 Sep 201929 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
06 Oct 201913 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
13 Oct 201920 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
20 Oct 201927 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
27 Oct 201903 Nov 20197AUD $3,239
03 Nov 201910 Nov 201914AUD $3,119
10 Nov 201917 Nov 201916AUD $3,119
17 Nov 201924 Nov 201916AUD $3,119
24 Nov 201901 Dec 201916AUD $3,119
01 Dec 201908 Dec 201916AUD $3,119
08 Dec 201915 Dec 201916AUD $3,119
15 Dec 201922 Dec 201916AUD $3,239
05 Jan 202012 Jan 202016AUD $2,999
19 Jan 202026 Jan 202016AUD $2,999
02 Feb 202009 Feb 202016AUD $2,999
16 Feb 202023 Feb 202016AUD $2,999
23 Feb 202001 Mar 202016AUD $2,999
01 Mar 202008 Mar 202016AUD $2,999
15 Mar 202022 Mar 202012AUD $3,239
29 Mar 202005 Apr 202016AUD $3,239
05 Apr 202012 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
12 Apr 202019 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
26 Apr 202003 May 202016AUD $3,239
03 May 202010 May 202016AUD $3,239
10 May 202017 May 202016AUD $3,239
17 May 202024 May 202016AUD $3,239
24 May 202031 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
14 Jun 202021 Jun 202016AUD $3,119
21 Jun 202028 Jun 202016AUD $3,119
05 Jul 202012 Jul 202016AUD $3,119
19 Jul 202026 Jul 202016AUD $3,119
02 Aug 202009 Aug 202016AUD $2,999
16 Aug 202023 Aug 202016AUD $2,999
30 Aug 202006 Sep 202016AUD $2,999
06 Sep 202013 Sep 202016AUD $2,999
13 Sep 202020 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
20 Sep 202027 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
04 Oct 202011 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
11 Oct 202018 Oct 202016AUD $3,239
18 Oct 202025 Oct 202016AUD $3,239
25 Oct 202001 Nov 202016AUD $3,239
01 Nov 202008 Nov 202014AUD $3,119
08 Nov 202015 Nov 202016AUD $3,119
15 Nov 202022 Nov 202016AUD $3,119
22 Nov 202029 Nov 202016AUD $3,119
29 Nov 202006 Dec 202016AUD $3,119
06 Dec 202013 Dec 202016AUD $3,119
13 Dec 202020 Dec 202016AUD $3,119
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Jerusalem
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Jerusalem
Take a specially designed walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem with both Israeli and Palestinian guides an experience exclusively designed by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah. This unique dual-narrative tour allows travellers a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural, religious, and political aspects of Israel. Visit key sites including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Al Aqsa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, then walk through the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This afternoon, visit the Mount of Olives for stunning views of Jerusalem, then enjoy free time to wander on your own or opt to visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Later, enjoy a discussion with a local scholar on conflict resolution and local interfaith issues.
Day 3 - Jerusalem
Take a sobering visit to Yad Vashem Memorial to learn about the Holocaust and its ramifications today. In the afternoon, visit the famed Israel Museum. View the Dead Sea Scrolls, housed in the Shrine of the Book and observe one of the greatest archaeological finds of the past century. After, opt to walk through the museum's state of the art archeological exhibition on your own.
Day 4 - Jerusalem
Enjoy a second exclusively designed dual-narrative tour of Bethlehem with Israeli and Palestinian guides. Visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Walk through a nearby Palestinian refugee camp and then head to a local Palestinian family's home for a cooking class and lunch.
Day 5 - Jerusalem/Tiberias
Start the day with a guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada with stops at Herod's Palace, the Bathhouse, and the Synagogue. After that, it's off for a visit to the Dead Sea, continuing along the Jordan Valley north to the Sea of Galilee. Also enjoy a visit and talk at a local Kibbutz community.
Day 6 - Tiberias
Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, for gorgeous views of the Sea of Galilee and visit the church that was built atop this hill, where Jesus is believed to have delivered his "Sermon on the Mount" speech. Continue to the ruins of Capernaum, where Jesus lived and preached, and where many apostles, including Peter, made their home. Learn about the lives of Israeli Arabs on the way to Nazareth, where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East.
Day 7 - Tiberias/Tel Aviv
Continue to the Mediterranean, visiting the coastal city of Haifa and then south to Caesarea Maritima to see the ruins of Herod's harbour city. After, continue toward Jaffa, an ancient port city dating back to the Bronze Age. Continue on to the bustling city of Tel Aviv for our last evening.
Day 8 - Tel Aviv
Depart at any time.